Apple has issued point releases to all its operating systems to address bugs and security vulnerabilities, notably the BroadPwn flaw that could allow an attacker to hijack the Wi-Fi chip in your devices. Adam Engst invites Apple consultants to join him at MacTech Pro New York this week, and we have a special discount for TidBITS readers. Our previous survey about word processors revealed that many of you prefer writing in a Markdown-capable text editor, so this week we’re asking for your input on the Markdown editors you’ve used. To wrap up the issue, Josh Centers explores the magic of powerline Ethernet adapters, and Marc Zeedar examines the growing problem of abandoned apps in the App Store. Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.4, Logic Pro X 10.3.2, 1Password 6.8, Transmit 5.0, Safari 10.1.2, iTunes 12.6.2, and Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan).
Apple has released bug and security updates for all of its operating systems.
Although Apple didn’t emphasize the importance of the recently released iOS 10.3.3, it patches a particularly ugly security vulnerability found in the Wi-Fi chips of all compatible iOS devices. What about older devices that can’t run iOS 10? There’s the rub.
For Apple professionals in the New York metro area, the MacTech Pro seminar in your area is coming up next week. Adam Engst will be attending, and TidBITS readers who want to take in the sessions can save $200 on an event pass.
Our last survey to determine the favorite word processor of TidBITS readers revealed that lots of people have moved to Markdown-capable text editors for many writing tasks. So that’s where we’re looking next — if you have a favorite Markdown editor and experience with other apps in the category, register your opinions today!
When Wi-Fi failed and running Ethernet cable was impractical, Josh Centers found a bit of everyday magic in powerline Ethernet adapters.
A growing scrap heap of abandoned iOS apps is creating a troubling environment for developers. Marc Zeedar, publisher of xDev Magazine, explores the situation.
Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.4, Logic Pro X 10.3.2, 1Password 6.8, Transmit 5.0, Safari 10.1.2, iTunes 12.6.2, and Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan).
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple teams up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to promote Siri, and Google Glass (remember Google Glass?) hits the industrial scene.